On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 08:41:21AM -0800, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 05:23:23PM +0100, Nikola Le??i?? wrote:
> > On Sat, 15 Nov 2008 14:46:00 +0100
> > Roland Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > 
> > > OK, that's nice to know. All the DVDs that I have play fine with
> > > mplayer, but they're probably all region 2 disks. So I should be able
> > > to play region 1 disks with mplayer?
> > 
> > That's exactly what I am trying to do at this moment, with no success.
> > I'm in the region 2 and I set my DVD drive accordingly (with a small C
> > programme). Now I got some region 1 DVDs and libdvdcss is not sufficient
> > as such. Of course, I can change DVD drive region setting temporarily,
> > but the drive allows just 4 or 5 such changes. Does anyone know how to
> > avoid this counting?
> Changing the region encoding setting on your DVD drive involves setting
> a bit or code somewhere in the flash/EEPROM inside of the DVD drive.
> The limit of 4-5 changes is purely a DVD drive firmware thing; there's
> no technical limit, instead it's a limit imposed by the firmware.
> There are websites nowadays which offer "hacked" firmwares which remove
> region encoding altogether (or remove the 4-5 set limit).  However,
> they're only available for very specific models of DVD drives.  If this
> is important to you, you should considering purchasing a drive that can
> be flashed with a "hacked" firmware.

Check out for RPC1 modded firmwares.


Of course, you'll void your drive's warranty, if something goes wrong.
In some jurisdictions, it may also be illegal to circumvent DRM, even
if it is merely this silly region encoding firmware check.


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